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Tokyo Metro Information

Tokyo metro is one of the two rapid transit system which are operated by Tokyo Metro Co Ltd. i.e. Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway. Tokyo metro is ranked first in worldwide subway usage. About 6.33 million people use the subway each day. The prepaid passes can be used at both subways, but the fares are different in each system. Tokyo Metro offers services outside central Tokyo and in many stations, the announcements are done in both Japanese and English. At the entrance of each metro station, you will find a subway sign and the name of the station. The Tokyo metro guide provides information to the riders on sightseeing spot, discount tickets and easier way understand the identification provided at each station.

Tokyo Metro Lines

Tokyo metro, which is formerly known as Eden has two subway operators, and there are nine Tokyo metro lines that provide access to Tokyo’s city center and other major places. Toei train operates through the other four lines. There are also other several Tokyo metro lines that provide services to railway lines at their final station. Tokyo metro lines can be recognized by their color and marks.

  • G Line 3- Line 3 is marked G, and it is named as Ginza line. The metro train runs through the route between Shibuya and Asakusa. Line 3 has a length of 14.3km and the route covers 19 stations.
  • M Line 4 – Line 4 is marked as M and the name of the line is Marunouchi line. The metro train runs through the route Ogikubo, and Ikebukuro serves 24 stations. The length of this route is 24.2 km. The Marunouchi line branch line also runs through another route from Nakano-Sakaue to Honancho serving 4 stations. The line is denoted by m and the length of this line is 3.2km.
  • H Line 2 – line 2 is marked as H and the name of this line is the Hibiya line serving 21 stations in total. The metro train runs between Naka-Meguro and Kita Senju. The length of this route is 20.3km.
  • T Line 5 –line 5 is marked as T and the name of this line is Tozai line serving 23 stations in total. The metro train runs between Nakano and Nishi-Funabashi. The length of this route is 30.8 km.
  • C Line 9 – The name of this line is Chiyoda line, and the line is denoted by C. The metro train runs from Yo Yogi –Uehara to Kita- Ayase. This route serves 20 stations and the length of this route is 24 km.
  • Y Line8 – the name of line 8 is yurakucho, and the line is denoted by Y. The metro train runs between Wakoshi to Shin-Kiba. Line 8 serves 24 stations.
  • Z line 11- The name of this line is Hanzomon line, and the line is denoted by Z. The metro train runs between Shibuya and Oshiage serving 14 stations.
  • N line 7 – The name of this line is Namboku and line 7 is denoted by N. The metro train runs between Meguro and Akabane-Iwabuchi serving 19 stations.
  • F Line 13 – The name of this line is Fukutoshin, and the line is denoted by F. The metro train runs from Wakoshi to Shibuya serving 16 stations.

Tokyo Metro Map

Map showing various stations and lines of the Tokyo Metro System in Japan. Click on the map to enlarge it. You can also download the PDF of Tokyo Metro Map.

Tokyo Metro Map, Map of Tokyo Metro

Tokyo Metro Map

Tokyo Metro Hours

Tokyo metro does not operate 24 hours and all metro lines operates from 5 am until 12.30 am. During peak hours, metro train runs every three minutes and during off-peak hours every 10 minutes.

Tokyo Metro Fare, Ticket and Card

The metro fare for less than 6Km will be 160yen and between 7 to 11kms the fare is about 190 yen. The metro fare between 12 to 19 km is yen 230, and the fares between 20 to 27 km is about yen 270. The metro fare between 28 to 40 km is yen 300. Passengers can transfer their ride between Tokyo metro lines and Toei subway lines. If riders want to get discounted fare, then use Pasmo or Suica cards.

Tokyo Metro Parking

There is free parking space available near each Tokyo Metro station. At some metro station, riders will be required to pay parking fees to get a convenient place to park your vehicle.

Tokyo Metro Rules and Tips

Metro riders have to keep their cell phones in silent mode. In Tokyo metro, the women only car are reserved for women and small children riders. Men are not allowed to enter in the women only cars. Courtesy seats are available at the end of each car. Running for a train and smoking is prohibited in all metro stations.

Tokyo Metro Resources

  1. Tokyo Metro on Wikipedia
  2. Official Website of Tokyo Metro

 

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